Marking Space and Time

Thursday 24 March 2022

Online discussion | Drawing and archaeological explorations in relation to the Lines of Site Exhibition

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Thursday 24 March 2022, 18:30 - 19:45
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Join us for a panel discussion focussing on drawing and archaeological explorations in relation to the Lines of Site exhibition concurrently on display at DJCAD.

The event is chaired by Gary Sangster with speakers Stephen Farthing, Anita Taylor and Blanca Moreno. 

During the event the speakers will offer drawing prompts and invite participants to draw along.

Drawn to Dundee

This event is part of Drawn to Dundee, a series of talks and workshops accompanying the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 at Cooper Gallery, co-curated by artists Tania Kovats, Professor of Drawing & Making and Alex Roberts, Lecturer in Drawing, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. 

Participant information

Online event. Participants will receive a viewing link upon sign-up. Participants are welcome to draw along during the event and have your preferred drawing material with you.

All enquiries please contact: exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk

Speaker's Biographies

Anita Taylor is Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. She is the founding Director of the foremost annual drawing exhibition in the UK, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize [since 1994], and Drawing Projects UK, a public-facing initiative dedicated to drawing [since 2009]. After graduating from MA Painting at the Royal College of Art [1987], she became Artist-in-Residence at Durham Cathedral [1987-88], then Cheltenham Fellow in Painting [1988-89].

She has extensive teaching, research, peer and expert review, and her academic leadership experience includes: Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University; Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Art School in Sydney, Australia; Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London [UAL]; Director, The Research Centre for Drawing at UAL; and Vice Principal of Wimbledon School of Art.

Taylor is an exhibiting artist in the Lines of Site exhibition, currently on display at DJCAD.

Stephen Farthing is an artist and educator based in Mexico City and London. Farthing studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London (1969-73) before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1973-76). Here he was awarded an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome for a year from 1976. 

His teaching career began as a Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury College of Art (1977-79), after which he was a Tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, London from 1980 to 1985.  He went on to become Head of Painting (1985-87) and Head of Department of Fine Art (1987-89) at West Surrey College of Art and Design.  From 1990 he was Ruskin Master at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford until 2000. Stephen Farthing has exhibited extensively in solo exhibitions since his first held at the Royal College of Art Gallery, London in 1977.

Blanca Moreno is a Colombian painter living in Bogotá and an exhibitor in the Lines of Site exhibition. After finishing her MFA. studies in Chelsea School of Art in  London  in 1985, Blanca Moreno’s work has been dedicated to paint, draw and document her constant journeys across her native country, Colombia, with special emphasis on the investigation of the amazing and vulnerable relations between  the creatures that conform a particular landscape. There are several recurrent themes in her work: rivers, forests and rain forests, Mountains and cities. The process involves travelling, drawing and developing the body of work in the studio.

Her work has been exhibited in London, Bogotá, Ecuador, New york, Rome and Germany. She has been drawing teacher in the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, and she has Illustrated books and Magazines for children and adults with themes of nature, landscape and scientific information.  In 2014 she published Animalario, an Artist book, with Arte dos gráfico, Bogotá.

Dr. Gary Sangster Co-Director, Drawing Projects UK and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee. Prior appointments: National Art Gallery, NZ; The New Museum, New York; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Headlands, San Francisco; Artspace, UNSW, Sydney; Lesley University, Boston.

Exhibitions include: Making Appearances, Copenhagen, Koori Art 84Two Worlds CollidePerspectaSighting References, Sydney, The Decade Show, New York; States of Loss, Jersey City; Urban Evidence, Cleveland; ImpactSNAPSHOTFacing Museums, Baltimore, BreathtakingImmersion, Boston; Breathing TimeVital Signs, New Orleans.

Touring exhibitions include: Komar+Melamid, Mary Kelly, Kerry James Marshall, Genevieve Cadieux, plus Grand Prize–Judith Barry, 8th International Biennale, Cairo.

Image credits

Blanca Moreno, Anatolian leopard, 2021. Drawing, Mineral pigments over goats parchment. Installed at DJCAD 2022.

Anita Taylor from the series Witness 2021. Charcoal on paper. Installed at DJCAD 2022.

Stephen Farthing

Funders and partners

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize project is led by its founding Director, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, and is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.

Funder logos for Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

Cooper Gallery

Event type Gallery event
Event category Public engagement